Main Contact: 
Jennifer J. Fulcher: Jennifer[dot]Fulcher[at]medicaid[dot]ms[dot]gov
NWD/SEP System
Name of Operating Agency: 
MS Division of Medicaid
Participating types of NWD/SEPs: 
MS Access to Care (MAC) Centers (planning and development districts; Community Mental Health Centers; Department of Rehabilitation sites; regional Medicaid offices)
1-800 number: 
(800) 421-2408
Level I screen: 
MS has an online questionnaire that links individuals to community LTSS resources. The Level I screen is a subset of questions of the interRAI HC assessment. It is automated through MS' new LTSS IT System.
Level II assessment: 
MS currently uses the Inventory for Client and Agency Planning (ICAP) for the ID/DD population. The Preadmission Screen (PAS) was replaced with the interRAI tool for all other populations.
Coordination/automation of referrals between levels (i.e., Level I and Level II) : 
MS built a fully-automated, statewide, secure, and web-based information and tracking system to identify and coordinate functional and financial eligibility for community LTSS. The LTSS IT System will capture the Level I screen and Level II assessment dat
Core Standardized Assessment
Elderly individuals (age 65 or older): 
interRAI Home Care (HC)
People with developmental disabilities: 
Inventory for Client and Agency Planning (ICAP)
People with a serious mental illness or severe emotional disturbance: 
interRAI Home Care (HC)
People with physical disabilities: 
interRAI Home Care (HC)
Conflict-Free Case Management
Mitigation strategies in place/planned: 
MS is requiring its MAC centers, which conduct assessments and case management, to divest of community LTSS.
Service data: 

Claims data

Quality measures: 

MS is currently reviewing the Medicaid Adult Healthcare Quality Measures to identify potential measures.

Outcomes data: 

National Core Indicators (NCI)

Outcomes measures are being built into the new LTSS IT System as it is being developed.

Use of Enhanced FMAP: 

Funds are being used to design and implement an automated, state-wide, secure, web-based information and tracking system, including an automated and interactive Level I screen and Level II assessments; increase community LTSS through additional waiver slots, higher provider rates, and training for direct care workers in all waivers through the College of Direct Supports; support community stabilization for the mental health population; and implement a 1915 (i) for the IDD population.